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Changing Hawker SceneKimberly the cun was the cover girl on the Star’s RAGE yesterday. Coincidentally, yours truly was mentioned in the Metro section of the paper the same day in a very good article titled “The changing hawker scene“.

True, Kim has the whole page to her, and I have 3 paragraphs. But hey, I’m keeping the paper cut out nonetheless. (the difference is, Kim has gathered more than 6 copies, I’m keeping only 1, narcissism isn’t necessary)

The article talks about the impact of foreign workers in the local hawker scene, and here are my bites, quoted verbatim from the paper:

Blogger Kar Yeong, or better known as KY, who has gained recognitions among netizens for reviewing a huge array of food and restaurants in his blog, is among those who prefers food stalls manned by locals.

β€œForeigners grew up in their home country and aren’t as accustomed to the local taste, so naturally the flavours might be a bit out of tune when compared to what we like,” he said.

To be fair, according to KY, there are foreign stalls selling tasty non-local food such as the gyoza prepared by the Shanghainese cook at the Ming Tien food court in Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya.

Thumbnail of the article on the left, click here for the full screen shot (just in case the permanent link at is removed)

I want to thank the writer Xin Yi for including me in her research. πŸ™‚

Discuss : KY’s on the Star Metro!

  1. W00t. become celebrity already πŸ™‚

  2. Dabido (Kiwifruit)

    w00t! Everyone I know is Malaysia is femes celebrity now!!!!!
    Must be my good luck rubbing off on them. πŸ˜€

  3. Ya, I saw that article. You said the foreigner cooking gyoza in Ming Tien is one good example that not all foreign cook are bad.

  4. Klaw,
    Hehe, not at all, not at all.

    You brought us good luck. πŸ˜€

    Simon Seow,
    yeah, there are always exceptions

  5. crunchasaurus rex

    Awesome.. KY..!! i’ve always loved reading your blog.. πŸ˜‰

  6. Congratulations!

    So, when are you going to belanja us?


  7. wah,applause..i like reading ur blog too =P

  8. crunchasanurus rex,
    thanks thanks. πŸ˜€

    I am a poor man ok.


  9. Wah! Famous!

  10. not as famous as you lah, david!

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